Niger: How we helped the people of Diffa in 2015

25 February 2016
Niger: How we helped the people of Diffa in 2015

In 2015, tens of thousands of people had to contend with the repercussions of the armed conflict raging in and around the Diffa region.

Fighting and attacks resulting in many casualties sent thousands of people fleeing from the region, while thousands of people displaced by the violent unrest in north-eastern Nigeria poured into it.

This situation is straining the food supply and other resources of host communities already facing hardship because of the combined effects of fighting and the natural disasters (floods and drought) that plague the region.

We performed 1,100 surgical operations.

We delivered 7,600 tonnes of food to 116,000 people.

We provided 9,000 farmers with seed and fertilizer to boost their agricultural output.

We improved the lives of 35,000 livestock breeders' families by vaccinating 1.5 million animals against parasites.

We helped 100,000 people gain better access to water.

We distributed 16,663 shelter kits.

We visited 420 detainees to monitor their treatment and detention conditions.

We facilitated 460 phone calls to restore contact between relatives who had been separated from one another.

We held training sessions in humanitarian action and international humanitarian law for 4,000 people.

Niger: The work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Diffa in 2015